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    Windows 10 is on over 14 per cent of PCs worldwide

    Meanwhile Windows 7's market share drops under the 50 per cent mark.
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    Re: Windows 10 is on over 14 per cent of PCs worldwide

    Probably due to all the forced updates

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    Re: Windows 10 is on over 14 per cent of PCs worldwide

    That seems pretty bad considering it's a free upgrade currently. While there's obviously been a lot of concerns, it does make me wonder what they could do to bump up its market share of its later OS offerings.

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    Re: Windows 10 is on over 14 per cent of PCs worldwide

    I wonder why they're reporting Windows NT saw a rise of almost 2.5% and why Windows 3.1 suddenly showed up with a 0.40% share, has there been a big rise in people spoofing what their OS is reported as?

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    Re: Windows 10 is on over 14 per cent of PCs worldwide

    Quote Originally Posted by FRISH View Post
    That seems pretty bad considering it's a free upgrade currently. While there's obviously been a lot of concerns, it does make me wonder what they could do to bump up its market share of its later OS offerings.
    I expect there'll be a surge towards the end of the free upgrade period. I'm personally in the process of planning an upgrade for like end of June, and I'm going to set up a dual boot of windows 10 on the SSD i'm getting to try and adjust too it. If I don't like it, I'll have the free upgrade done and I can cash that in anytime down the line and stick to 7, if I get to like it I'll just use Win10.

    I played around with it a bit in a VM and while its not ideal I can get it running mostly how I want it currently (so long as I install 3rd party software to turn off ribbon menus, those horrible beings). In some ways I got 10's layout to be better than 7 for me, primarily because it restores some old win XP functionality and I'm still not a fan of 7, even having used it for 2 years now.

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    Re: Windows 10 is on over 14 per cent of PCs worldwide

    Quote Originally Posted by FRISH View Post
    That seems pretty bad considering the amount of pop ups and install me 'methods' they're currently using.
    Hang on I'll go and correct that for you

    Honestly I'd say a lot of people don't want to change the os to windows 10, there's plenty of issues still floating around regarding things like updates and the way they're 'forced onto you' in the middle of work, the ongoing privacy concerns and the lack of information about how the os is going to 'change' later down the line due to the new 'service' based approach (ie will there be extra fees etc).

    Also I wouldn't be surprised if a high percentage of those still on win 7 are businesses that have just changed to it or slightly more comical, because MS is specifically targeting these types of user, the users who don't update their os automatically or regularly lol.

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    Re: Windows 10 is on over 14 per cent of PCs worldwide

    You also have to remember these figures probably will also include Enterprise/Volume Licensing numbers and they don't get a free upgrade. Additionally corporate entities will be hesitant to upgrade to Win10 because as with all OS upgrades is has the potential to break corporate software.

    I can't seem to find a trustworthy source that breaks the numbers down further into granularity, any one know of a place?

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    Re: Windows 10 is on over 14 per cent of PCs worldwide

    Quote Originally Posted by LSG501 View Post
    Also I wouldn't be surprised if a high percentage of those still on win 7 are businesses that have just changed to it or slightly more comical, because MS is specifically targeting these types of user, the users who don't update their os automatically or regularly lol.
    You can get a feel for how many businesses are running it by looking at the daily break downs from Statcounter and the US government's analytics (netmarketshare doesn't do daily stats), suffice to say Windows 10 is more popular on weekends.

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    Re: Windows 10 is on over 14 per cent of PCs worldwide

    My other two computers have 2 hard drives each with win 10. So when I boot up to either HD does MS log as a different computer. So if everyone was like me it could only be 7% or less.
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    Re: Windows 10 is on over 14 per cent of PCs worldwide

    I am surprised it hasn't eaten up 8.1 and 8.2, as for 7, its the new XP so it won't go anywhere soon.

    I for one can say I have 3 unforced updated PCs and one still on 7 (its a HTPC so leaving alone) which also hasn't been forced.
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    Re: Windows 10 is on over 14 per cent of PCs worldwide

    I hope we get an update when it hits 15% :rollseyes: Wouldn't want to miss that

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    Re: Windows 10 is on over 14 per cent of PCs worldwide

    Quote Originally Posted by Corky34 View Post
    I wonder why they're reporting Windows NT saw a rise of almost 2.5% and why Windows 3.1 suddenly showed up with a 0.40% share, has there been a big rise in people spoofing what their OS is reported as?
    My wife recently "upgraded" to 10, and over the weekend installed a virtual machine with XP on it to run a few classic games that don't run on Windows 10. So ironically, thanks to Windows 10 there is now another active XP licence in existence

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    Re: Windows 10 is on over 14 per cent of PCs worldwide

    @Barnaclese has a good video on youtube for all those worried about W10 spying on you. (no affiliation)

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    Re: Windows 10 is on over 14 per cent of PCs worldwide

    I've only just noticed that, going on NetMarketShare stats, Windows as a whole has dropped bellow a 90% (88.77%) share on desktops for the first time since records began.

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    Re: Windows 10 is on over 14 per cent of PCs worldwide

    lets be happy for the 1st time windows is giving a free operating system (although you must have an original Win7 & 8)

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    Re: Windows 10 is on over 14 per cent of PCs worldwide

    Quote Originally Posted by jag272 View Post
    10's layout restores some old win XP functionality and I'm still not a fan of 7, even having used it for 2 years now.
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